Postgraduate Course: Writers and the Cinema (ENLI11078)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||In this course we will explore the responses of writers (from the close of the nineteenth century to the present) to the coming of film, and assess the impact of the new medium on literary texts. The primary focus will be on the cinematic dimensions of modern literature, but we will also look at a number of influential films and writings on film, and address the mutual interactions between film and literature. We will explore the impact of the early silent cinema on its first viewers; literay and cinematic 'montage' in modernist fiction and poetry; Charlie Chaplin and the avant-garde; the effects on writers of the transition to sound film in the late 1920s; the relationships between documentary film and fiction in the 1930s, and, through study of Graham Greene's work, between the film critic and scenarist and the novelist; the question of literary adaptation; the role played by cinema and the cinematic in recent and contemporary writing.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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| Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes Students completing this course will have gained:
*An understanding of the impact of cinema on twentieth-century literature, including an awareness of the ways in which writers incorporated the new forms of vision and motion into their work.
*Knoweldge of the ways in which cinema was itself influenced by literature and literary narration.
*Knoweldge of som eof the central aspects of modern literature and culture, including literary and cinematic modernism and documentary culture.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s).
||Course secretary||Ms June Haigh
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620